I was finally able to get around to doing this cool idea I had to start off the fall time! I have had these two matching blazers for a long time, one in a grey color and one in black and wanted to do a two-part shoot and blog post with two different outfits for them finally. I also had this idea a while back that I put on my whiteboard to name a photoshoot ‘Matter of Fact’ (or even Matter of Fashion for another name), and it worked perfectly for these two shoots together. I used to come up with creative or relative names of things that I could use for my blog posts, using different words I liked and phrases and stuff and I did pretty well coming up with ideas for them, but it’s been awhile since I had a name like this to use! I only have like one more of these kinds of ideas on my board but it’s not even a title idea, but I’m sure I’ll find other ideas eventually – in the meantime, I’m glad this worked out so well with what I wanted to end up doing! I loved how these two outfits turned out as well, I think both looks were pretty great. My makeup was pretty good for both of them, too, I’ve been doing better makeup more and more these days and I’m glad about that. The photoshoots also turned out pretty well and did the outfits justice. I liked that I did the matching colored bralettes with the blazers, with silver vs. gold jewelry. I even liked my hair a lot in both shoots, it was pretty for the first one but I also really liked the ponytail look for the second outfit! Let’s get more into it, read more!Continue reading
Everything is usually pretty good in my life, I’m pretty good with how I see things. I’m grateful for all of what I have every day and there’s always something to look forward to. Also, here and there little things end up happening that I appreciate as well, once in a while. It’s pretty refreshing and I love getting to get out of the house and do things to. I am glad that I finally got around to doing a shoot for this dress, I got it in early 2020 and it’s one of my favorite dresses I have! It’s this cool red slip dress from Dolls Kill, my favorite place to shop for clothes. I thought this dress went perfect for this photoshoot over the weekend, the dress was called Know My Worth and I thought that was a good idea for how things are going. I can get into that more a bit later, but I love the whole attitude I had with this one. I’m excited to see what I’m going to do next in life, I usually have been finding things to do as often (or more often) than usual and I’m glad about that! I went and did something every single day last week, wearing a full face of makeup and everything, so I’m pretty proud about that. Today is one of those days where I just have to sit here writing this all day, but I think it’s going to be awesome. It’s good to finally have a break day anyway, but I am going to love getting ready and going out (to a meeting) tomorrow night for sure. I’m making a lot of good progress on what I’ve been photoshooting these days too, and also I’m still going through all my lipsticks and cycling through my makeup still! I really love doing that, I incorporate the cycling into what I use for my photoshoots all the time too and I’ll talk more about that later. Also I’ve been really loving Ipsy again lately, I finally got one of my bags from last month! So I ended up including a lot of those products in this shoot’s makeup look as well. I really love how everything is shaping itself together, I think it turns out great!Continue reading
So I’ve been pretty glad about how most things have been going these days, I think I really see things better nowadays than before. It’s July already, and that’s so crazy! This month is my one-year sober month from alcohol & whatever else, at the least. I’m pretty proud about that, as I’ve mentioned a bunch of times before I’m in an outpatient program and I go to meetings all the time. I pretty much just had to do this for court, but I ended up totally loving it and seeing some actual progress from myself from all of it, and I’m pretty thankful. I do better with a lot of aspects in my life these days, and I feel sooo much less lost than I used to last year before I went into this. It didn’t seem like that big of a deal for me, but it might as well have been a big change for me and everything. I’m excited I finally got around to this outfit I shot this week too, I bought this bralette in 2019 for a photoshoot and got around to it this week finally! That’s pretty cool, I accomplish a lot with my consistencies of blogging and all that these days. I mark so many outfit pieces and ideas off my big long whiteboard list and I do it in great timing and everything. Outfits like this are fun sometimes too, I have some other cool things coming up too. I am proud of everything though, I see why I love everything going on so much. It’s been a long year and sometimes I wear really cute outfits to meetings and stuff and it’s awesome to have something to do every week and to get to be so consistent with my makeup and everything, treating it all like an opportunity to do all that for myself. I really love getting to do that, I always keep up on doing my makeup now because it is sometimes my favorite thing to do! I use all my products, too, and I’m getting better at cycling through them. I see progress in everything with me, I think it’s so good I got to this point in life and I’m really doing well for myself. I wonder what’ll happen next, it’s good that it’s July though, but this year went by pretty fast. That’s crazy since I was completely sober, I thought it would take longer but I just flew through the year and did so well in most of my aspects. I’m so excited to keep moving forward and do more with my time, read more!Continue reading
I’m so excited about how this photoshoot turned out, I finally put together something good like this with my extensions in and everything. I love my red hair with all my heart, it’s been red since 2018 and I’m still not done with it! Especially since I have these red extensions I want to utilize more and more as I go. I am totally good with my hair fading to blonde sometimes, but I do love getting to re-vamp and re-dye my hair back to red sometimes. This time, I ended up using Lime Crime’s red hair dye in the color Valentine. I have dyed my hair with this one before, too, like in my other blog post Solved the Problem which is from August 2019. The color ended up matching my extensions, too, but I didn’t use them as much back then. I love my red extensions, they are TestaRossa ones from Bellami in 22″ that I got that same year, bright red. I use all of them when I use them, and it turns out super rockstar I love it. The last time I ended up using my extensions in a photoshoot was this year, in January, in my photoshoot I called Stoke the Fire. I loved that outfit and everything a lot, and I love when I get to do merch, but it was even more fun putting this ‘Hackney’ outfit together and getting it to work really well in this shoot! I love getting to do more on the glam side types of photoshoots and outfits, that’s always super cool with my ‘urban glam’ style overall. I also ended up doing a slightly longer photoshoot than usual with this one, and ended up getting like 54 pictures! So that’s pretty cool this time, let’s get into the blog post! Read more to see more of the photoshoot and all as well.Continue reading
I think I’m always doing really good as I go with every day, making progress with everything I love. I’ve always been really driven and ambitious for who I am, and I love getting to step up and do something with my time or life when I get the chance. Blogging to me is always something I have done for myself since I was like 16, and I made sure to know it as a passion and everything so I could continue putting myself and my energy into it. I used to want to get up and take pictures of myself all the time, and I always had this love for style and makeup, so I ended up doing a bunch of really cool things of myself since I started as the years went on. I love that I still do this for myself, and I know I’ll get better and better sometimes too which is fun to work towards. I totally see progress even in this shoot itself, I think I did really good with the red and white colors together! Also, this was my last photoshoot I did with my faded hair again (which is like blonde) so we’ll see it re-dyed in the next photoshoot, but I loved the contrast I did with the coloring of this outfit to my hair. I think it all turned out great, and I finally got pictures of this Lana Del Rey shirt that I got near the end of May (or early June) last year in 2021. It’s a pretty white t-shirt that says, in red writing, “Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost – LDR” which is from a song from her 2021 album ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club’ which is pretty awesome. I even also have a Chemtrails iPhone case that I love, but I didn’t include it in the photoshoot! Such a great album though, I love Lana Del Rey with all my heart. She’s one of my overall favorites most of the time which is awesome. This year has been going great so far with my creativity and doing my best to fuel it, it all comes together pretty well and I’m glad about that. I’ve also been pretty busy this month as well, in the last week of mine I went to my 2022 family reunion the day after I did this photoshoot! It was totally cool, we all went camping together and I loved it. Next I had a concert on Thursday (which was Halsey, #74 that you can find on this page!) and then a meeting Friday etc., but I’m finally done with everything and just writing this today. This week should be pretty good too, just more of the usual of like meetings and stuff. I’m totally glad about everything though, I think things are ending up in a good place most of the time and I really love how I keep moving forward all the time. Continuing reading for more next up, collages & more as well!Continue reading
I think I’ve been doing things right recently, with my normal pacing of everything I have to do and what I focus myself on. I even have been doing better about giving myself time for things too, and preparing for other things to come and making sure I do everything I need to do from here on out. I’ve spent a bunch of time and energy thinking about that, and I’m just glad about where I’ve gotten to with all of my efforts. Everything I have in life is enough for me, and I still always find more ways to fill my cup and acknowledge & appreciate everything on my path and around me. I’m pretty grateful for all that I have and I love the way I’ve been breaking out of myself sometimes to find other things to focus my time and thought on, and I just really appreciate the way things have been working out for me. I know I’m going to continue making progress with everything that I do, and I also love how I’ve been looking at everything a little differently in this past month as I go. I appreciate my boyfriend being in my life as well, and I’m so glad we finally went out and did half a photoshoot together for this post! I got all dressed and ready to do a photoshoot on Monday and spontaneously asked him to take some pictures of me in town, and I was glad he was totally up for that. It’s been a while since we’ve done any pictures together, the last time we got any was downtown in Seattle after a concert for my Euphoria blog post! So that’s pretty cool that him and I finally got to do that again together. I love my pink dress outfit that I did for this post, I got the dress for my birthday last year in November from a small store in the mall called Canal St.! I loved doing pink makeup this time as well, pink makeup is sometimes one of my favorites for sure. Anyway, a lot in my life is usually the same consistently by the time I have another photoshoot, but my outlook keeps changing and I keep appreciating things differently and it’s amazing. Thanks for checking out this blog post, read more!Continue reading
I’m so proud of how far I’ve gotten with everything I have this year, always keeping up with everything I want to be doing. So far I’m a little busier than I was expecting myself to be, making sure I keep pushing forward and keeping track of everything I have as I go. It’s still a lot of the same stuff as I normally have been doing with my life, but I still love so much that I have to show for recently, like my photoshoots with how I’ve been going with them. I’m definitely keeping up with a couple posts this month all month, and I still have so many ideas of what to do with what’s next and upcoming for future posts and outfits. This outfit is all black and white but mostly black, and it consists of a few key outfit pieces I had that I wanted to get into a photoshoot, and I ended up putting all of them together! I love when I have multiple pieces of clothing written down and can get like 2+ of them in an outfit successfully to get more done at once. I’m sure that eventually I’ll get outside and go do more to shoot somewhere new or do something else that’s cool with my life, but I still love all the things I do with my time and I’m always moving forward with all of it, or at least something. Meetings are still an awesome place to go to show off an outfit, at least a couple times a week, but that’s still the main thing I leave the house to do! Other than that I get to get out with my boyfriend once or twice a week, and eventually him and I will get to do more together too but it’s one thing at a time sometimes these days. I’m still totally grateful for everything I have though, and I love what I’ve been doing. This has been a good season so far, I can’t believe it’s already about to be May. Things should be so cool coming up to the summertime and up until then, we’ll see which outfits I end up putting together! Also, I really love that I ended up naming this shoot and blog post after a song, it was a good idea for one. It’s called All I Do, (which I’ll mention more about later) and all I do is blog and do my meetings + work on things around my room. I talk about that enough for sure, but yeah it is pretty perfect for me right now! I can’t wait to see what’s next, I’m really doing good with everything as I go.Continue reading
“Welcome to my Darkness, I’ve been here a while
Clouding up the sunlight, hurting for a smile
Or something, but something always turns into nothing.
Oh, I drain your life ’til there’s nothing left but your bloodshot eyes
Oh, I’ll take my time ’til I show you how I feel inside
Welcome to my Dark Side.”
It’s about time I posted about how life changing 2017 was! I’ve been meaning to make a post with my shoots from the year put into a video, and I’m comin’ at you now on Feb 2nd having just finished the video. I did a video for my 2016 shoots, but honestly, that was so boring. Like, not even I can watch it, even though I’m one of those people who repeatedly watches my own videos. So for this one, my goal was to make it watchable, at least for a bit. This is only video #1 and there will be a part two whenever I get around to it, because these are ONLY my shoots from January – July 2017. August-December is where it’s at with some of the best shoots I’ve ever done in my life, and I’m excited for that. Anyway, the beginning part of 2017 was life changing as well. I’m really proud of myself man. And now I present, the My Prerogative project, 2017 pt 1, ishopfordays *insert lots of heart emojis*
So I got my first StitchFix box in like late September but am just now blogging about it for some reason, but I got to tell you guys, this box is so CUTE. StitchFix is this service that sends curated boxes of clothes to you whenever you want which is perfect because I haven’t actually gone out of my way to buy clothes since like the summer, unless you count merch. So I got such cute things but I should’ve lowered my budget thing on my style quiz because I accidentally made it so like all my items were expensive making it so I could only keep one lol, but hey you can ask for anything you want in your box! Any price range, any style, anything, it’s really fun, and I’m excited for my second box. But I wanna show you guys all that I got in my first box and how I styled them/how they recommended I style them. It’s adorable.
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